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Frederick R. Kelley, jr

Frederick R. Kelley, jr
  • October 13, 1935 - June 22, 2019
  • Little Neck Ipswich & Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Kelley family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Kaplan Family Hospice House
    78 Liberty Sy.
    Danvers, MA 01923

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As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your cherished memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure.

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Posted by: A friend   Jul 03, 2019

Literally the nicest man on Earth. You will be missed Fred. Our hearts go out to his loving family. God bless you Fred and may you rest In peace.

Posted by: Gary and Doreen Sprague - Saugus, MA - Friend   Jul 02, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by: A. H. - NC   Jun 30, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends. God promises to be with us at Isaiah 4:10 if we call on Him. May He get you through this difficult time.

Posted by: A friend   Jun 29, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Fred's loved ones. Simply one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. His smile and laughter were infectious and his wit sharp as a tack. But what I always admired about Fred was the love and commitment he had to his family. God bless you Fred, there aren't many like you!!

Posted by: Joe Stanford - Reading, MA   Jun 27, 2019

So sad to hear of this. Just a wonderful human being. Wonderful husband, Father, Grand Father and friend to everyone he met. I loved it when he'd stop by and talk. Share stories and laughs. I think of him like The Pope, John Wayne, and Ted Williams rolled into one. An example of what men should be, to their family church and community. Some people talk about religion and what they've learned. Fred lived and showed all the goodness he

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Posted by: Michael O'Brien - Haverhill, MA - Family Friend   Jun 27, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Kelley family.
Mr Kelley (Fred) is a gem I will always remember. Sorry for your loss and pain at this time.
Peace and love
Paul McAskill

Posted by: Paul McAskill McAskill - Eliot, ME - Friend   Jun 27, 2019

I will always remember Freddy , a great friend and story teller , always made you laugh., but my first thoughts of Freddy was when I got out of school, St. Rose, back in the 50's ,and I saw a crowd across the street gathering. I went over and someone said there was going to be a fight, and that Fred Kelley was going to fight someone. Freddy was pointed out to me, just before the fight started, Freddy outs

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Posted by: Joseph Fern - Chelsea, MA - Friend   Jun 27, 2019

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family at this difficult time. Please find peace in knowing that God understands your grief and that He cares.1 Pet 5:6-7.
Sincerely, JH

Posted by: A friend   Jun 27, 2019

Greetings Kelley Clan Big Fred was one my favorite neighbors on the Neck RIP and I will always remember his big smile, especially around his clan ... My prayers and love go out to all the Kelley's Godspeed and hope to see you guys in September peace ang love ... Scott

Posted by: Scott McAskill - New Smyrna Beach, FL - Friend   Jun 26, 2019